Originally Posted by ZorroX
Okay, so just because some drivers don't use signals you are saying nobody should? I'm not talking about what the OP did was right or wrong. That truck made that turn like a dickhead. He should have flipped his turn signal on before the turn came up, as he was slowing down. You should always be aware of what is behind before you slow down for anything.
Should we expect drivers to behave like this? No of course not, It doesn't mean we should make it an acceptable standard.
More importantly, you should always pay attention to what's in front of you and maintain safe distance (meaning the responsibility in this case lies more with the motorcyclist).
The truck could have suddenly braked for an animal or an obstacle, which wouldn't involve a turn signal. What would be your excuse then?
I'm an avid motorcyclist/tracker/racer like some of you guys. But you guys need a reality check if a car turning left is the dick. A rapidly approaching motorcycle who attempts to pass without reading the traffic is in the wrong.
Having said that, NICE SAVE.